NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 18 March 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

11 March

2 x female PBIEDs approached MAIDUGURI via UMARARI, JERE LGA along DAMBOA Road. One was shot and the other detonated. They were the only casualties

12 March

Elements of 251 Bn, 7 Div Garrison deployed in UMARARI, JERE LGA, discovered 2 x PBIED vests in the bush whilst on patrol. They were safely destroyed in a controlled detonation.

13 March

Gunmen attacked KUMSHE, BAMA LGA, BORNO State killing a Camerounian soldier

Elements of 232 Bn, 23 Bde patrolled towards GOMBI and GURIKI, GOMBI LGA and BOBINI, GUYUK LGA, ADAMAWA State to counter enemy infiltration, troops deployed in GARKIDA conducted standing patrols to occupying blocking positions in the vicinity of JAU

Elements of 23 Bde patrolled towards WUROLADE, ADAMAWA State to block enemy infiltration from CAMEROUN. Brigade sub units in HONG LGA continued patrolling in the vicinity of MARARRABA PELLA, KALLA and SHANGUI and along HONG-GARAHA Road

Elements of 120 and 159 TF Bn, 27 Bde conducted clearance operations in their areas of responsibility

Elements of 154 TF Bn, 29 TF Bde conducted fighting patrols towards MAULI, KAGA LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 156 TF Bn conducted route clearance along the ALAGARNO -MAULI axis, BORNO State

Elements of 301 Artillery Regt and 231 Bn have intensified patrols in southern BORNO State and GOMBE State to block enemy exfiltration from the AJIGIN and TALALA axis

Elements of 7 Div Gun Boat Coy, responded to a call from locals that Boko Haram were stealing cattle from ARAMARI Village near KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA. Troops responded rescuing 1,000 cattle and 2 abductees

Elements of 145 TF Bn, 5 TF Bde detained a suspect claiming to be a herb seller crossing from NIGER Republic towards DAMASAK, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 5 TF Bde whilst advancing to contact detonated a pressure plate IED at DUOMA near DAMASAK, BORNO State damaging the door of an APC

14 March

Boko Haram (JAS) released a 7 minute Hausa and Arabic video showing footage of attacks as well as the murder of 3 men accused of being government spies

Elements of 112 TF Bn, 22 TF Bde conducted a strike op clearing ARTANO, SADUGUMA, DUVE, BORDO, KALA, BOK, MAGAN, MISHERDE, AHISARI, GILGIL, MIKA, HIWA, KUTILA and SHIRAWA, KALA BALGE LGA, BORNO State. Troops came under fire in KUTILA, defeating them and capturing 1 x gun truck, 1 x Canter truck and 1 x pick up truck, with the enemy withdrawing into the forest. Troops also defeated enemy forces in SHIRAWA capturing 2 x PBIED vests and a maize grinding machine. 455 people were liberated and transferred to RANN IDP Camps

9 suspected Boko Haram members from TAMBASHE Village, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State surrendered to troops on DIKWA-GULUMBA GANA Road

15 March

Elements of 159 TF Bn arrested a suspected Boko Haram member Mallam Makinta IBRAHIM from YARO GREMATALTI, YUNUSARI LGA in BAYEMARI, on suspicion of being a fuel and logistics supplier to Boko Haram. Another suspect who claimed to be deaf and dumb was detained with 8 x mobile phones, bunches of keys, 2 x passport photographs, 2 x amulets and a transistor radio.

Elements of 151 TF Bn, 21 Bde ambushed the enemy at BORNO State College of Business Studies on BAMA-NGURUSOYE Road killing 4 enemies, capturing 1 x AK rifle, 60 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 3 x AK magazines, 5 x SIM cards, 5 x bicycles and 1 x Boko Haram flag

Gunmen mounted in 6 x pick up trucks and 10 x motorcycles attacked 8 Div positions in MAGUMERI, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State with small arms, RPGs, AAA guns and heavy weapons around 5.30pm, burning the military base, an APC, water tanker, bus, 2 x civilian vehicles, the police station and several houses, killing a police man and wounding a policeman, before friendly forces withdrew. The attackers reportedly stole fuel before friendly forces from DAMASAK counter attacked capturing 1 x vehicle mounted with an AAA gun. The attackers had allegedly told the locals they were going to attack and the military could not protect them.  A convoy heading from a shooting competition in MONGUNO to GUBIO was ambushed killing 1 x MOPOL and wounding another.

PBIEDs attempted to attack on ALKUMI Village near MUNA, MAFA LGA, BORNO State around 1.30am

4 x teenage female PBIED attacked several homes in USMANTI Village, near MUNA Garage, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State knocking on doors and detonating when answered around 1.15am killing themselves and 2 others and wounding 16 others

Gunmen attacked AUNO, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State but were repelled by Nigerian forces

16 March

A fire at the College of Business and Management Studies, KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State killing 3 and wounding 6

Elements of 22 Bde conducted an intelligence led fighting patrol towards GUJARI, MAFA LGA, BORNO State clearing the enemy from the area who were allegedly concentrating to attack nearby villages, killing enemy, destroying a tailors workshop, capturing 1 x RPG round, 3 x dane guns, 1 x double barrel pump action shotgun, 2 x bandoliers, 23 x empty 23mm rounds, 2 x water containers, 2 x 25l jerrycan of petrol, 1 x sewing machine, 12 x food flasks, assorted foodstuffs, soft drinks, women’s shoes and clothing items

17 March

A 27 minute video featuring Boko Haram (JAS) leader Abubakar ‘SHEKAU’ displayed captured Camerounian ID cards, weapons and ammunition. Speaking in Kanuri and Hausa he harangued CAMEROUN and other MNJTF countries denied that the MNJTF operation freed 5,000 people or killed 60 of his men. He also claimed recent PBIED attacks on MAIDUGURI and the armed attack on MAGUMERI

Troops conducting follow up operations from MAGUMERI pursued the enemy to DOHO, MINA MAIDENI, DONARI, SALARI and LAWARI, BORNO State killing several enemy and capturing 1 x weapons mounted pickup, 2 x AAA guns, 2 x AAA gun barrels, 2 x RPG rounds, 31 x 57mm bombs, 1 x roll of nitrate cable, 1x 60mm mortar bomb, 7.62mm (NATO) link Ammunition, 3 x spare tyre, 1 x vulcanising machine, 1 x motorcycle, foodstuffs and 3 x enemy style uniforms. 5 soldiers were killed with 3 missing

18 March

3 x PBIEDs attacked a house in UMARARI Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State killing a CJTF vigilante, a woman and her 2 children and wounding 8 others

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

13 March

Repentant suspected armed bandits and members of Yansakai Vigilantes surrendered 1 x G3 rifles, 434 x Dane guns, 69 x locally made pistols, 8 x locally made revolvers, 39 x local multi barrelled pistols and 36 x locally made double barrels to 223 Bn 1 Div in KANGO and DANSADAU Towns, MARU LGA, NASARAWAN GODEL, BIRNIN MAGAJI LGA and WUNAKA Town, GUSAU LGA, ZAMFARA State

The NAF Regiment Training Centre, KADUNA State graduated 62 students in VIP Protection and 19 in Helicopter Door Gunners

The NPF arrested 3 suspects in the killing of Fulani herdsmen in JEMA’A LGA on Saturday, 11 March, following a tip off from locals. The suspects claimed the crim was committed in self defence

15 March

The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) an the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) arrested 3 suspected armed robbers/ kidnappers (2 males and 1 female) in ZARIA, KADUNA State who are suspected of kidnappings and robberies along the ZARIA-KADUNA Expressway. Also captured were 1 x AK 47, 1 x AK 4 magazine wit 30 x 7.62mm (AK), 1 x locally made pistol, 1 x mobile phone and several charms

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

12 March

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked MBAGBAAN, TOMBO, in BURUKU LGA, BENUE State killing 30 people and dumping their bodies at ABUKU near a crossing point on the River BURUKU and burning the village

Approximately 10 suspected armed robbers ambushed and robbed travellers along AGBEDE-OSHOKOSO-KABBA Road, KABBA LGA, KOGI State. Local vigilantes engaged them in a firefight driving them off. Police and vigilantes found 3 bodies whilst combing the bush

13 March

Elements of 33 Bde conducted an intelligence driven fighting patrol to clear armed bandits and cattle rustlers in the vicinity of DUTSEN KELEMBU near DOGON RUWA, NINGI LGA, BAUCHI State, the camp was deserted and destroyed and 1 x AK 47 1 x locally fabricated firearm and 1 x empty magazine were found in a pile of cow dung

Elements of 33 Bde arrested a former ASP and one other at the Married Quarters in SHADAWANKA Barracks, BAUCHI, BAUCHI State in possession of 1 x single barrel gun, 4 x cartridges, 11 x empty cartridge cases, gunpowder, 1 x leg chain, 1 x motorcycle and 1 x cutting machine.

The DSS arrested 2 suspects (Ibrahim SULE and Bello SHEHU) in the 22 February 2017 abduction of 2 German Dr Peter BREUNING and Johannes BREHINGER from PAHKOGO, KAGARKO LGA, KADUNA State in NASARAWA Town, NASARAWA LGA, KADUNA State

The DSS arrested Adamu JIBRIN (aka DANTATA SULE) at Jeka Da Fari Market, GOMBE LGA, GOMBE State who allegedly acted as a contact between Boko Haram commanders (especially one known as KANUMBU) and their members

14 March

Several buildings used by alleged kidnappers and other criminal elements such as the Ahlul Sunnah Mosque in INIKE, OKENE LGA, KOGI State (allegedly taken over by Boko Haram elements in 2015) were demolished in OKENE, by the NPF on the orders of the KOGI State Governor Alhaji Yahaya BELLO. The other building demolished was owned by a suspected kidnapper Alhaji Tijani BAKARE in OYUNKOKO Ward, OKENE.

Mohammed USAMN (aka Khalid AL BARNAWI) and 6 others were charged to court on charges of terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms in the Federal High Court, ABUJA, FCT. The case related to the abduction and murder of several foreigners including Franco LAMOLINARA and Chris MCMANUS in 2012, the abduction of French engineer Francois COLLOMP, the abduction and murder of German Edgar RAUPACH and the kidnap and murder of 2 Lebanese, 2 Syrians, 1 x Italian and 1 x British construction workers in BAUCHI State in 2013. Also charged was Halima HALIRU, AL BARNAWI’s second wife. The case was adjourned until 11 April

15 March

The DSS arrested a suspected Boko Haram commander Nasiru SANI (aka OSAMA) on Ahmadu Bello Way, BAUCHI, BAUCHI State, he allegedly escaped from BAUCHI Central Prison in October 2010 to MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

Aminu GWUCHE, Adamu YUSUF, Anas ISAH, Yau SAIDU, Muhammadu ISHAQ ad Ahmed ABUBAKAR resumed trial at the Federal High Court, ABUJA on charges relating to the 2014 NYANYA bombings. The case was adjourned due to the lack of an interpreter for 4 of the defendants, whom also complained of poor conditions in DSS custody requesting that they be sent to prison instead.

Gunmen attacked several villages in MBAYONGO District, KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State killing 3 people in NAGU, 1 in TSE GYUDU and another in TSE WERYINA. The victims were apparently beaten to death

16 March

Gunmen mounted on 5 motorcycles attacked AYATI, UKUM LGA, BENUE State around 8.00pm and opened fire killing 5 people and wounded several others.

17 March

DSS arrested a suspected Boko Haram member Usman Ladan RAWA (aka Mr X) in LAFIA, NASARAWA State who is alleged to have rented accommodation for another suspect Abdullahi ISA in LAFIA in order to conduct terrorism, kidnap and robbery’s in the FCT and NIGER State

Situation External (Rest of the World)

15 March

A Camerounian military vehicle detonated an IED between ZAMGA and DJIBRILI, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region in the morning wounding 4

NIGERIA, CAMEROUN and the UN have signed an agreement on the safe repatriation of 65,000 Nigerian refugees in CAMEROUN consisting of BAKASSI refugees and Boko Haram victims

CAMEROUN’s Minister of Communications Issa Tchiroma BAKARY stated that an MNJTF operation between 26 February and 07 March in the MANDARA Mountains, destroyed an enemy fuel depot, captured weapons, motorcycles, up to 50 x bicycles, killed up to 60 enemy, captured 21 suspects and freed up to 5,000 hostages

17 March

Gunmen attacked Camerounian Army positions in the vicinity of SOUERAM, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region losing 3 enemy killed

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